Before the 19th century there was not a standard uniform for the Royal Navy but by the middle of the century ships captains would pay for their crews uniform. Styles would vary and would quite often reflect the ships name i.e HMS Caledonia, tartan. HMS Blazer's crew wore blue jackets which became known as blazers and was so popular that it was adopted by other ships throughout the Navy.
By SailingQuiz October 2019 Category: Nautical Saying
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